One thing that Aquaman forgot when he decided it was a good idea to start bossing around a Great Old One, is that Cthulhu is not an ocean creature. Sure, Cthulhu can currently be found deep in the Pacific ocean, but he doesn’t actually live there. Instead, he lies dead but dreaming within his resting [...]
Lauryn Hill thinks black people are stupid. I know what you are thinking, “That’s racist, and Lauryn Hill isn’t the least bit racist at all!” But that’s pretty much what she said. You see, Lauryn Hill was recently sentenced to three months in jail for not paying close to a million dollars in taxes to [...]
Just started a new job. It’s their busiest time of the year. I’ve put in multiple twelve hour days this week… This is the best I could come up with right now…
I hate the Pittsburgh Marathon. Every year, they close off streets to create an inescapable ring around the city, preventing anybody with legitimate business from doing anything that needs to get done for half the day. Work on Sunday? Well I hope you don’t have to commute far. Got a doctor’s appointment? Well, you better [...]
I don’t know whose fingers those were, or how they got burnt into the stone like that, I’m just glad I keep the shotgun close to the bed… Of course, I should probably get some silver shot or something…
It’s finally starting to warm up here in Pittsburgh, so I decided to go for a walk to see what animals were out and about. I figured that if there was one place that I would find some wildlife, it would be the Allegheny Cemetery. The first thing that I noticed were the bees flying [...]
There is a problem with Socialism. As there are with every political philosophy. If this were not so, then humanity would be blessed by an intrinsic and universal idea of the best form of governance, and would be practicing it by this point in time. You would think. But it hasn't happened.
It hasn't happened because all political philosophies have flaws. Socialism is fashionable, and despite of its alleged dominance with the electorate today it still has flaws.
Even if the eloquent disciples of the left elaborate around those flaws. They are still flaws if they ignore them altogether as well.
Without speaking on a subject matter that I don't know in its entirety, the liberal mind -- for I do not have one, I will limit my opinion on one flaw of the philosophy of modern liberalism. Its sustainability.
How do you sustain socialism through the years as its practiced today?
This is of practical concern. Socialism today is unsustainable. Its an elephant in the room and of some concern, but not too serious concern. Posit this, when the socialists acquired control of government in its entirety in 2008 the first accomplishment was universal health care, not a balanced budget, nor anything close to a sustainable budget.
Now talk is cheap, actions have consequences. This behavior is unsustainable. Talk all you want. I know, I KNOW-- its the Republicans standing in the way of tax increases that would lead to a balanced budget by some far distant time in the future. I heard it all before.
Fact of the matter is, Health Care, not universally wanted, was universally enacted. Balancing the budget was put off.
This practice of socialism in unsustainable. Everything falls and fails after that.
You can't bring better life to all, if you are damning future generations to pay for what you spend now. How is that improving their lot?
We argue about gun rights. A debate allowed by the freedom of owning a gun handed down from earlier Americans. An American in 2050 may or may not have guns, but you can be darn sure that that American is going to have our debt to pay back.
That bluntly speaking is robbing our progeny of life. There will be only so much time in a life to live. Paying taxes takes time in form of labor. You work more hours to pay those taxes, or you accept less for your labors because of taxes, that's a life wasted away directly as a result of the grand socialism in fashion from earlier times.
This a practical concern. It will catch up to someone. Debt.
Liberals are very smart, ask anyone of them, or visit their sites. They won't be too modest to tell you how right they are and how wrong you are.
So I direct my liberal minded citizens to look up how Austria-Hungary fell. Or why the British Empire isn't so much of an Empire anymore.
That can wait, the crib note is DEBT.
Without controlling our debt, socialism's grand and beautiful plans aren't sustainable.
Socialism then has a task. Perhaps they don't want to face it, but again its a matter of practicality. Modern Socialism has to address the flaw in its being. It has to address Debt.
A socialist might not like it. After all, its much wiser and more altruistic to talk about the wonderfulness of Universal Health care and ignore the debt future Americans face from this fashionable politics of today.
Its cleaner to talk about the environment.
Its safer to blame some one else, like the loyal opposition. Or just Bush.
But in practice modern socialism is adding debt not lessening the burden, and the burden is already unsustainable.
Then again, and I admit I don't know the entirety of the liberal mind, they may have a plan already worked out. They are that smart, just ask them.
Until I see that plan in action though, its all talk. Along with all the dreams of how great Socialism is.
Name me one great socialist state anyways? It would help in understanding this zealousness and righteousness in Socialism.
Originally, I had just wanted to take the above picture, showing just how huge Children’s Hospital is, both towering above all the other buildings, as well as spreading out across the town. However, I noticed something as I was walking across the bridge. It appears that there is either some kind of wizard, or mad [...]
When the folks over at IGN were talking to the screenwirters for G.I.JOE: Retaliation, they let slip that they would like to “resurrect the Baroness like a zombie” for the third movie. Now first off, she isn’t dead, just locked up and filled with nanites, so I don’t know why there would be any resurrection, [...]
If there is one thing I have learned from watching too much anime, its that Asians are a magical people, with many magical abilities. Here, you can see the young wizardess Tila Tequila creating magical balls of energy that fire off from her fingertips. Unfortunately, as any wizard will tell you, magic energy balls are [...]
Dino D-Day is an alternate reality WWII shooter that answers the questions, “What would happen if the Nazis had cloned dinosaurs?” It’s like Call of Duty mixed with Dinoriders. I love this game, and it’s 75% off, so you should go buy it and love it too.
I’m working on something right now, and this ridiculous image is part of it. You may be asking yourself, just why exactly is Barrack Obama in a bunker with Alex Jones, George Noory, and Giorgio Tsoukalos, but you’ll just have to stay tuned for the answers.
I didn’t know this. It appears that J.K. Rowling is a huge racist, just look at her books. A bunch of white kids save their mostly white school from a bunch of bad guys. Wait, you say that isn’t enough to call her a racist? You need more? Well, how about a nice poem about [...]
While Boston is up in arms and the flames die down in Texas, Florida is facing an ecological disaster: An invasion of Giant African Land Snails. Now, you may not be that scared of snails, but when I hear about an invasion of mollusks like this, there is only one thing that comes to my [...]
I think it should be known that I will not vote for anybody that voted to enact CISPA.
Jurassic Park 3D was amazing, and the movie still stands as having some of the best special effects I have ever seen. Even on an Imax screen, there were barely any issues with it. I really wish that modern movie makers would look back at what they used to make and see how awesome what [...]
Everybody knows Harry Houdini, even today, nearly a hundred years after his death, he’s still a household name. He was a very interesting man with a very interesting life, and if they put half as much effort into this as they did The Hatfields and McCoys or as they are currently putting into Vikings, this [...]
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One of my favorite types of threads are creepy image threads. The only problem is that everybody always posts the same images. Thankfully, some people, such as deviant artist Snook-8 is more than willing to create some original content.
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Went back to my parents for the Annual Maple Syrup Festival. While there, I got to enjoy such fun things as waiting in line for an hour and a half for all you can eat pancakes. I didn’t bring my camera there, however, I did take a few picture around their place. First up, is [...]
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Last year, everybody agreed that EA was the worst company in America. They then blamed it all on homophobes and trolls, and went right back to doing what got them the award in the first place. Well guess what, it really is your fault that they are terrible. EA released Diablo 3 with “always online” [...]
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